Unlawful harassment is a type of discrimination made unlawful by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal authority.

Unwelcome verbal or physical actions based on race, color, religion, sex (whether or not of a sexual nature and including same-gender harassment and gender identity harassment), national origin, age (40 and over), disability (mental or physical), or retaliation (collectively referred to as “legally protected classes”) constitutes harassment when:

  1. The conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create a hostile work environment; or
  2. A supervisor’s harassing conduct results in a tangible change in an employee’s employment status or benefits (for example, demotion, termination, failure to promote, etc.).

For more information on Harassment, contact a Columbus Harassment employment lawyer or visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.